Success Story 2023

Tongass National Forest Roadless Rule restoration

Tongass National Forest Roadless Rule restoration
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Trout Unlimited Alaska The Wilderness Society Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network Audubon Alaska Alaska Wilderness League Taxpayers for Common Sense
9,370,000 acres protected

In January, the USDA restored the Roadless Rule in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. This ruling protects America’s largest national forest from road construction and timber harvesting for over nine million acres of undeveloped land. It is estimated that the Tongass stores more carbon than any other national forest in the country, making this landscape critical for climate resiliency.

The Conservation Alliance has supported the campaign to protect Tongass National Forest for over a decade and has awarded a total of $330,000 to seven nonprofits working to protect this iconic national forest.